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PBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
glass making the wood fire resistant. taking advantage of this technology he's in charge of a big project. the project is a collaboration between industry and a leading university. its aim is to construct a high-rise biluilding using noncombustible lumber. wooden buildings are lighter than steel reenforced ones and the elastic allows vibrations to be absorbed. because of this they are known to be resilient to earthquakes. disaster may strike again but he's determined to keep contributing to the creation of materials that can with stand damage. >> translator: noncombustible lumber is useful for building a nation and we'll be able to provide special spaces of a type never seen before. >> reporter: is it possible to build a whole noncombustible town? he aims to take up the challenge. >>> the government abolished prepublic sensorship earlier this year. media is discovering new ways to question authority. we report on a comic artist who has documented some of the changes. >> reporter: standing in the largest city. it has a variety of newspapers and magazines. many publications include
WHUT
Nov 13, 2012 7:30am EST
volkswagen didn't make good on the promise to share environmental technology. volkswagen denied the claim. at the hearing, an arbitrator will hear arguments from both sides and sort out the issues. a decision by the court is legally binding. >>> researchers from germany, switzerland and austria unveiled a robot they say can walk around and find its way even in crowded cities with some help from people. the researchers say the robot iuro, interactive urban robot asks people for directions to get to its destination. >> in seems to recognize speech and detect obstacles in its way. it follows instructions like go straight and turn left. when iuro arrives at its destination, kit ask if it's in the right place. the researchers are hoping to develop robots that can help elderly people and others in the future. >>> that's all for now in business news. i'm going to leave you with the recap of market figures. >>> tokyo has been enjoying a break from the rain, but that may not last with the storm headed this way. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. >> that's exactly right. there's a snowstorm
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
technologies, but always the hint or ideas are coming from human beings. are we going to use more robots and a robot will take a very important role in society. >> his robots recently appeared in a stage play in italy and in denmark they will join an experiment for the elderly. >>> many people living in japan along the sea of japan coast are experiencing stormy conditions. >> here in japan we are dealing with unstable conditions and upper cold air combined, making this nasty weather. fukui prefecture saw lots of hail and that was reported, so that will be persisting across similar regions all the way up towards northern japan on the sea of japan flank here. but also thunderstorms, frequent lightning, strong gusts. gusts of 75 kilometers r hour reported in niigata prefecture. on the pacific side as well, winds are going to be strong, picking up waves about 3 meters high. on top of that, really cold air is brought across much of the country and keeping things really chilly. this morning we saw very chilly weather. temperatures dropping down to about eight degrees here in metropolitan tokyo are
PBS
Nov 19, 2012 7:00pm PST
for our robotic technology. i believe the exhibit suggests a unique point of view. i hope this japanese sensibility gets through to the rest of the world. >> reporter: he hopes the show that crosses so many senses and disciplines also ends up crossing many borders. >> certainly an exhibition that stimulates many senses at once. the art and music exhibit continues at the museum of contemporary art until 2013. >>> the world could heat up by four degrees celsius this century and that would be devastating for developing countries. current pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions are not enough. the banks experts predict a large decrease in arctic sea ice. they say sea levels will rise up to a meter. it's calling on nations to take more active steps to reduce emissions. the bank says it's possible to limit the increase below two degrees. >>> time now to check weather conditions around the world. >> let's start off with japan. we're looking at wintry pressure pattern. strong winds blowing from the continent to the east. dumping heavy snow on the north western side of the nation. we're
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